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    Spotted a covey of quail near the house here in the Mat-Su back in the fall. Haven't seem em yet this spring, but I sure have heard them calling a time or two. Sounds like they survived the winter.

    Does this mean we can expect quail hunts in our future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheExpert View Post
    Spotted a covey of quail near the house here in the Mat-Su back in the fall. Haven't seem em yet this spring, but I sure have heard them calling a time or two. Sounds like they survived the winter.

    Does this mean we can expect quail hunts in our future?
    Actually it means you should oblige yourself with a hunt today. I am not a big fan of any invasive/exotic species running lose.

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    I heard fish and game planted them
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    Seen a batch up on Baldy a few years back

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    Fish and Game doesn't plant them. They have very specific requirements for release hunts using non-indigenous gamebirds. This happens regularly. Dog guys or hawk guys release them for training or gamebirds escape from folks raising them and small colonies form. They are always temporary it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OATS View Post
    Fish and Game doesn't plant them. They have very specific requirements for release hunts using non-indigenous gamebirds. This happens regularly. Dog guys or hawk guys release them for training or gamebirds escape from folks raising them and small colonies form. They are always temporary it seems.
    You are correct, the guy I spoke with was wrong, just got off the phone with f&g and they are a non native ferrel bird as long as it's not in someones yard there pretty much fair game
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    My dog and I will gladly take care of any nuisance birds you might be aware of. (less than two months 'till ptarmigan season!)

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